Colombia are on a three-match winless run in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers from the South American section after their latest game ended in a stalemate. The Colombians were held to a goalless draw athome to Ecuador in their latest World Cup qualifying encounter played in Barranquilla on Thursday night.
The run of World Cup 2022 qualifying games without a single win started on the back of the impressive home victory over Chile. Miguel Borja scored twice in the first half as Colombia beat Chile 3-1 during a matchday 10 clash. The goalless draw at home of Uruguay started the winless run of World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
The well earned goalless draw with hosts Uruguay in Montevideo was followed by the home goalless draw with leaders Brazil as Colombia became the first team to stop the Selecao from recording maximum points during the World Cup 2022 qualifying campaign. Five-time world champions Brazil started the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers with nine straight wins before they were denied maximum points by Colombia in a rescheduled matchday five clash.
Colombia had the chance to move into the top three on the log when they played hosts to Ecuador on matchday 12, but they could not achieve that target after a goalless draw. An home win would have taken them above their opponents and into the top three.
In the pick of the other matchday 12 games for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the South American section, Brazil returned to winning ways thanks to the 4-1 home victory over Uruguay. Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar scored the first goal of the game inside ten minutes before Leeds United attacker Raphinha added a brace either side of the interval. Luis Suarez then pulled one back for the visitors on 77 minutes before Gabriel Barbosa wrapped up the points with seven minutes left on the clock.